Conan O'Brien Biography (1963-)

Full name, Conan Christopher O'Brien; born April 18, 1963, in Brookline, MA;son of Thomas (a physician and professor of medicine) and Ruth (an attorney)O'Brien; brother of Jane O'Brien (a producer and writer); cousin of Denis Leary (an actor and comic); married Liza Powell (an advertising copywriter and creative director), January 12, 2002. Addresses: Office: Conaco, 330 Bob Hope Dr., Suite C117, Burbank, CA 91505.; Agent: Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Gavin Polone, Hofflund/Polone, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedy writer, producer, performer, talk–show host
Birth Details
April 18, 1963
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Warm-up comic, The Wilton North Report, Fox, 1987
  • Various roles, including audience member and Sean the Doorman, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1988-1991
  • Host, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1993-
  • Specials
  • The Happy Happy Good Show (revue), 1988
  • NBC's New Year's Eve with "Friday Night," NBC, 1995
  • Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998
  • Elmopalooza, ABC, 1998
  • Host, Late Night with Conan O'Brien 5, NBC, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (also known as Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special), NBC, 1999
  • Influences: From Yesterday to Today, CBS, 1999
  • Holiday at Pops, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Interviewee, The 1999 Emmy Awards Pre-Show, Fox, 1999
  • The Great American History Quiz: The Presidents, History Channel,2000
  • Host, 50 Years of NBC Late Night, NBC, 2001
  • Host, Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen, NBC, 2001
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001
  • NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), 2002
  • Night of Too Many Stars, NBC, 2003
  • Interviewee, 100 Years of Hope and Humor, NBC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, multiple appearances, between 1993 and 1999
  • Voice, "Bart Gets Famous," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1994
  • The Howard Stern Show, 1994
  • Himself, "The Cry of a Hungry Baby," Mr. Show (also known as Mr. Show with Bob and David), 1995
  • Cameron Duncan, "Rival," The Single Guy, NBC, 1995
  • First talk show host, "Colors of the Rainbow," Arli$$, HBO, 1996
  • The Chris Rock Show, 1997
  • Voice, "Chopper," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1997
  • Himself, "Veronica's Night Alone," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998
  • Conan, "Dead Dog Talking," Spin City, ABC, 1998
  • The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998
  • Himself, "Pearce on Conan," LateLine, NBC, 1999
  • Sin City Spectacular, FX Channel, c. 1999
  • Interviewee, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Himself, "Fire Ant," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network,1999
  • Voice, "Xmas Story," Futurama, Fox, 1999
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 2001
  • Himself, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Himself, "For the Record," The Osbournes, MTV, 2002
  • Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2002
  • Freddy Pickering, "Crazy in Rio," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2003
  • Also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1995
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Host, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002
  • Other
  • Himself, The Talk Show Story (miniseries), 2000
  • (Uncredited) Himself, DAG (pilot), NBC, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, The Wilton North Report, Fox, 1987
  • Supervising producer (with others), The Simpsons (animated; also known as The All New Simpsons), Fox, 1992-1993
  • Producer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1993-
  • Pilots
  • Producer (with others), Lookwell, NBC, 1991
  • Executive producer, Beat Cops, NBC, 2002
  • Executive producer, What Happens Next, NBC, 2003
  • Executive producer, 13th Grade, NBC, 2003
  • Specials
  • Creator (with others), The Happy Happy Good Show (revue), 1988
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Himself, The Cable Guy, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • Good Money, 1996
  • Himself, Tomorrow Night, Circus King Films, 1998
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, 1999
  • Himself, Barenaked in America (documentary), Shooting Gallery, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Sugar & Spice, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Himself, Kids in the Hall: Same Guys, New Dresses (documentary), Eclectic DVD Distribution, 2001
  • Himself, Storytelling, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Pootie Tang, Paramount, 2001
  • Himself, Vanilla Sky, Paramount, 2001
  • Himself, Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (documentary), Bonfire Films of America, 2002
  • Himself, Head of State, DreamWorks, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Happy Happy Good Show (revue), Los Angeles and Chicago, IL, 1988
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Host, Wild Desk Ride (also known as Conan O'Brien's Wild Desk Ride), 2001
  • Appeared in the music videos "Everyday" by the Dave Matthews Band, 2001,and "She Drives Me Crazy" by the Muppets.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • (With Greg Daniels and others) Not Necessarily the News, HBO, 1985-1987
  • (With others) The Wilton North Report, Fox, 1987
  • (With Robert Smigel and others) Saturday Night Live (also known asNBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1987-1991
  • (With others) Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1993-
  • Television Specials
  • (With Rich Hall and others) "The Rich Hall Show," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1987
  • (With Bob Odenkirk) The Happy Happy Good Show (revue), 1988
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien 5, NBC, 1998
  • Television Episodes
  • "New Kid on the Block," The Simpsons (animated; also known as The All New Simpsons), Fox, 1992
  • "Homer Goes to College," The Simpsons (animated; also known as The All New Simpsons), Fox, 1993
  • "Marge vs. the Monorail," The Simpsons (animated; also known as The All New Simpsons), Fox, 1993
  • (With others) "Tree House of Horror IV: The Simpsons' Halloween Special IV," The Simpsons (animated; also known as The All New Simpsons), Fox, 1993
  • Television Pilots
  • (With Robert Smigel) Lookwell, NBC, 1991
  • For Stage
  • The Happy Happy Good Show (revue), Los Angeles and Chicago, IL, 1988

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1994, Issue 4, Gale, 1994
    Periodicals
    • Details, November, 1996
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 7, 1993, pp. 6-8; September 24, 1993, pp. 60-61; March 4, 1994, pp. 8-9; September 18, 1998, pp. 26-33; September 20,2002, p. 86
    • Insight Media, July 17, 1996, p. 27
    • Interview, February, 1998, p. 58
    • Newsweek, May 10, 1993, p. 68; September 27, 1993, p. 66
    • New York Times, April 28, 1993; May 2, 1993; May 4, 1993
    • People Weekly, May 10, 1993; August 22, 1994, pp. 122-25; September 2, 1996, May 4, 1998, p. 127; January 28, 2002, p. 60
    • Playboy, January, 1996, p. 126; February, 1997, p. 112; February,1998, p. 51; May 4, 1998, pp. 127-30
    • Time, May 10, 1993, p. 73; September 10, 1993, p. 84
    • TV Guide, May 8, 1993, p. 45; August 28, 1993, pp. 26-28; August 5, 1995, pp. 26-30; June 22, 1996, September 21, 2002, pp. 30-31
    • U.S. News & World Report, May 10, 1993, p. 18
    • Vanity Fair, July, 1993
    • Variety, July 28, 1993, pp. 72-85; March 25, 2002, p. A18; August26, 2002, p. A3

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